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Hosta ‘Royal Standard’

‘Royal Standard’ has bright, glossy green leaves with sturdy upright stems. Perhaps its greatest quality is the highly fragrant funnel-shaped white flowers that bloom from July through August. Royal Standard tolerates more sun than most without developing a bleached appearance or burned leaf edges. We love “new” but Royal Standard, the first patented hosta, is a fine example of why the latest introductions aren’t always best.The plant may be divided every few years or left undisturbed indefinitely. Hosta’s perform well in woodland settings where filtered light is abundant.

Plant Details +

Botanical Hosta
Common Name Plantain-Lily
Family Liliaceae
Size 1-2 eye
Height 12-24"
Spacing 18-24"
Hardiness Zones 3-9, Very Hardy
Exposure Partial sun to full shade. Yellow to gold varieties need more sun to maintain their color.
Foliage Full, elongated heart-shaped leaves variously marked with colored foliage
Flower White
Bloomtime July - August

Planting/Care Instructions +

Planting Instructions: May be planted in any well-drained soil. Dig a hole large enough to encompass the roots without bending or circling. Set the plant in place so the eyes (tender white or purple swelling protruding from the crown area) are about 1-2 inches below the soil surface. Cover with soil to the original soil surface and water thoroughly.

Pests or Diseases: Chewing insects and slugs can disfigure the foliage. Leaf Spots and Crown Rot.